School: Páirc Íseal (C.) (roll number 4794)

Lowpark, Co. Mayo
Sorcha Ní Dhumhnaigh
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0117, Page 181

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  3. XML “Birth-Lore”

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    Birth - Lore Contd.
    It (ins) isn;t for the mother to buy a new pram for her first born.
    If a child comes into a house while food is being cooked (especially meat) the child should get a morsel of the food (lest he would long for it.)
    It is supposed to be unlucky for the expectant mother to provide the clothes for the first baby, or even to see them. These should be provided by someone else and not seen by the Mother until they be required to dress the baby.
    If a person is asked to become sponsor for a child it is unlucky to refuse.
    If a girl is asked to stand sponsor for a girl first her match will be broken.
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    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. activities
      1. social activities (~7)
        1. rites of passage (~573)
          1. birth (~49)